Why is Europe so bent on playing the dhimmi? Maybe to become a world power again — paradoxically enough. From UPI‘s Beth R. Alexander (thanks to Ruth King): the EU’s Middle East policy is supporting Palestinian terrorism as part of Europe’s hidden war against the USA.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 (UPI) — When Ilka Schroeder, a former member of the European Parliament, spoke of the EU’s Middle East policy as an “anti-Semitic war it is helping to finance against Israel” and said Palestinians were being used as “cannon fodder for Europe’s hidden war against the U.S.,” her words went unheeded.
Now OLAF, the European Union’s anti-fraud office, after probing the issue, is sending investigators to Israel to interview Palestinians in Israeli prisons to ascertain whether European funds to the Palestinian Authority are used to support terrorism.
This development, reported in the Aug. 5 London Telegraph, comes after the Berlin-born Schroeder, 26, spent the major part of her five-year term in Brussels challenging the way the Palestinian Authority spends EU funds while the EU continued to send millions of dollars of taxpayers’ money to the PA. Some of this money, she claims — based on Israeli government reports from the spring of 2002 — is channeled to a black budget and used to support terrorist activities against Israel.
European Commissioner for External Affairs Christopher Patten dismissed the charges at the time as “Israeli propaganda.”
The European Commission declares on its website that EU aid to the PA is conditional upon “full responsibility placed on the (PA) Finance Ministry for managing the Palestinian Authority payroll.”
“People tell me I’m altruistic because I’m not Jewish,” Schroeder told United Press International. “I do not like the word ‘altruistic.’ The issue of anti-Semitism is really important. To stop this cruel development, these inhuman ideologies, that’s why I do it,” she said in a phone interview from Berlin.
Schroeder summarized her thesis in a Dec. 22 address to the Center for German Studies at Ben Gurion University in Beer-Sheva, Israel.
“The Europeans supported the Palestinian Authority with the aim of becoming its main sponsor,” she said, “and through this, challenge the U.S. and present themselves as the future global power. Therefore, the al-Aksa intifada should be understood as a proxy war between Europe and the United States.”
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